Originally Posted by parentheses
I am not going to question your sexuality.
I am not going to tell some 13 year old joke regarding your tastes.
I respect your opinion on the oversexualization of the female shape and even agree.
I appreciate the fact that this community has good members like you and I would very like to play with you sometime.
So please do not see what I am about to say an insult:
You have no idea what you are talking about.
You are right, females in LoL tend to be oversexualized. But never, NEVER insult someone like IronStylus or any other artist working for Riot by saying they are doing a poor job in thematic characterization.
All the champions oversexualized have an underlying theme in them. Miss Fortune uses her charms and wits to distract the ones she hunt, desesperate brute men who treat women like objects, and as such are dazzled when she comes to scene.
Katarina is noy oversexualized, she is just what a "femme fattale" should be: sexy, but dangerous and more than meets the eye.
Ashe uses her clothes in such a way for lore reasons: she lives in the coldest reasons of Runeterra, so her services in the capital force her to use lighter clothes, for she is not used to the Institute's weather (it is said champions have to stay in rooms for at least 3 days per week.
Zyra stole the body of a wizard and combined it with her roots. Her boobs are covered because she has to live with others in The Institute, and that are just good manners. Yes, Riot lost an oppurtunity to make her small breasted, but that's just one scenario. Lots of other champions are small breasted, if their theme has nothing to do with their looks: Leona, Diana, Lux, (arguably) Karma, etc.
Even Elise and Nami are perfectly justified. Elise can't be "monstruous". She is supposed to be a religious leader, a preacher, a priestess. She has to have a good looking human form. Everything in her promises power, rewards you cannot imagine. Her suggestiveness is used in that way. Promising her disciples something greater, bigger than themselves. She uses her body and language to attract others. Her looks only serve go captivate more. The ultimate predator.
And for god's sake dude, Nami is a MERMAID. A bloody mermaid. In the popular lore, she IS the symbol of sexual desire. Even if she is different as an individual, her species uses their looks to attract people to their dooms. She is a seductress. That is her biological condition. Of course she will have big boobs. It's also a way to get the people to easily familiarize with her. When we think of mermaids, we think about big-breasted women. Don't try to deny it, you would be lying. Even gay people think about big-breasted women when talking about mermaids. It's commom folclore, typical image. Remember, Riot takes commom tropes and averts them (the big breasted mermaid which by all rights should be a seductress is actually a support, focusing in helping people), they don't typically create new ones.
I am a little dissapointed that someone who can argue and present their opinions so well can so badly missunderstand the point in Riot's design.
P.S: want an example of a recent champion which isn't sexualized? Diana. Forgot her?
Also, just in case you mention her, Sejuani is not focused on her looks. Her splash art is made in such a way that reveals power, might, and not caring about weaknesses. It does not focus on her lack of clothes.